Meet NYC’s Trippiest Instrument Builder

January 11, 2013 | Andy Cush

Jeff Slatnick, the luthier and business owner behind Greenwich Village’s iconic Music Inn, wanted something he couldn’t find in any of the international string instruments he stocks in his shop, so he decided to make his own. What he came up with was the electric zarod, an instrument that sounds to the untrained ear like the halfway point between a sitar and an electric guitar. In the video above, Moonshot Productions caught up with Slatnick to chat about his shop, his instruments, and his appreciation of music.